Prior to joining the University of Nottingham as a lecturer in Dynamics and Control (June 2013) Dimitrios conducted research in Structural Dynamics and Vibroacoustics within EADS Astrium (currently Airbus Defense and Space) at Les Mureaux, France (2009-'12). The research was funded by the EU FP7 project coded MID-FREQUENCY and resulted in the attribution of a PhD from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He also holds a MSc with Distinction in Automotive Systems Engineering by Loughborough University (2008-'09) and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2003-'08).
Dimitrios is a part of the Composites Research Group.
MM1DMS Dynamics of Mechanical Systems
My current research interests focus on:
-Prediction of the dynamic and acoustic performance of aerospace composites.
-Design optimisation of composite multifunctional structures.
-Structural health monitoring of aerospace composites.
-Design of adaptive composites and metamaterials having exceptional damping and structural controllability properties.
Keywords: Structural dynamics, Composite structures, Wave propagation, Damping, Smart adaptive composites, Acoustic response and transmission, Design optimization
Students with a first or a 2:1 degree in mechanical engineering or a relevant discipline and a solid background in dynamics and/or composites are welcome for discussing on funded PhD opportunities.
APALOWO, R. K., CHRONOPOULOS, D., ICHCHOU, M., ESSA, Y. and MARTIN DE LA ESCALERA, F., 2017. The impact of temperature on wave interaction with damage in composite structures: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 231(16), 3042-3056